Some 600 migrants attempting to cross from Morocco to Spain have been rescued in just 24 hours, amid a surge in arrivals on what has become the fastest growing sea route to Europe. The Spanish Coastguard said that most migrants crossing from Morocco used flimsy, inflatable rafts without engines – “toy boats” which were not […]
Photo Anna Surinyach. AP Wednesday and Thursday, smugglers, fearing to be intercepted by the authorities, threw 300 Somalis and Eritreans into the sea off the coast of Yemen in the Gulf of Aden. 3,501 people have already lost their lives in 2017 by fleeing their country according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). […]
Most African migrants suffer abuse, torture and rape as they cross lawless Libya, Oxfam said on Wednesday as it urged Europe to offer safer routes. Source: Reuters
The Meltwater School of Technology (MEST), considered for many years as the Ghanaian star of incubators for young shoots, is crossing West Africa borders to forge the regional and even continental destiny as well as to identify, train and promote african entrepreneurs. Accra’s technology platform, both a school of IT code and a start-up incubator, […]
IOM Throughout the journey, migrants are often badly treated by smugglers and traffickers. For more information on yesterday’s incident in the sea along the coast of Yemen: Source: International Organization for Migration
Bosla is an information website detailing services made available for you, with a directory of organizations and online referral guide for services provided in Egypt. Source: Bosla Egypt
The Migration Resources Centres offer: Insertion, orientation and information to live in Tunisia; Information and assistance to help you prepare your return and reintegration in your country; A detailed list of contacts of associations offering migrants assistance services. Source: Migration resources centres
Helping farmers to earn money from the moringa culture and transformation is the ambition of Kwami Williams, a young Ghanaian graduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “My life experiences are all related to a specific passion: designing and developing entrepreneurial solutions addressing challenges faced by marginalized and poor African people” said the 26-year-old, […]
Elisabeth Delma, a pastor’s wife, wanted to propose to the women who asked for help an alternative to money donations. As a trained weaver, she created in Ouagadougou, 40 years ago, a center for designing traditional Burkina Faso cloths, the Faso Danfani. Today, 63 years old, Elisabeth Delma trained no less than 200 women in […]
Photo: Washington Post Libya, the biggest jumping-off point for migrants trying to reach Europe, is now home to a thriving trade in humans. Unable to pay exorbitant smuggling fees or swindled by traffickers, some of the world’s most desperate people are being held as slaves, tortured or forced into prostitution. Source: read the complete report […]
Libya’s coastguard in two separate operations on Monday rescued at least 278 migrants as they tried to reach Europe, naval officials said.
Twenty-three west African migrants, including a seven-year-old girl, were found alive after being abandoned in the depths of the Sahara
Many Africans are leaving the United States and other Western countries and returning to their respective countries.
On the route that leaves from Northern Morocco to Spain the number of arrivals have more than doubled since the beginning of the year.
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reported that they helped 98,403 migrants return home voluntarily in 2016.
Woelab in Lome, Togo. Wecycle, in Lagos, Nigeria. RLabs in Cape Town, South Africa. Three initiatives of three african young people, who chhosed to stay and resolve the problems of their society. Source: Aljazzera doc: Innovative Africa
Made in 2014 “Crossroads” is a multimedia project (http://www.egypt.iom.int/crossroads/) and documentary film designed to explore experiences of migrants moving in mixed and complex flows to, from and through Egypt, displaying the broad spectrum of diverse migration realities. The 30 minute documentary film presents the stories of six migrants.The project is a product of MMTF-NOAH, the Mixed […]
Libya, the biggest jumping-off point for migrants trying to reach Europe, is now home to a thriving trade in humans.
The press review the presentation of the short movie “Granma”, directed by Daniele Gaglianone and Alfie Nze and produced in the framework of the Aware Migrants Information Campaign.
4 July 2017, in Rome, presentation of the short film produced in the framework of the Aware Migrants Information Campaign, “Granma”.
During a crisis: war, riots, natural disaster… migrants have more difficulties and may have different needs compared to other affected populations. A video by The Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative:
Melilla port authorities have announced that they will invest over half a million euros to raise the height of a fence separating Spanish enclaves from Morocco.
The Italian press reported the shocking story of 12 minors saved last week by the Aquarius vessel of MSF-sea and arriving at the Italian port of Pozzallo.
The Migrant Project provide facts and current news on migration in multiple languages that is easily understandable and accessible to migrants.
52 migrants were found dead in the desert near Séguédine in east-central Niger.
an Italian journalist, tells us of an African continent that, despite the difficulties, is looking for innovative solutions to meet the challenges of the third millennium.
In early June, a Somali journalist was able to record a video call with Somali and Ethiopian migrants held by smugglers in Libya.
Spain’s maritime rescue service has recovered the bodies of five migrants who died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in a small boat.
The Head of IOM in West Africa speaks about the situation in Gambia and its effects on migration. There is hope in the country, but there is need for better prospects at home.
Troops in northern Niger have rescued 92 migrants who were on the brink of death in the Sahara Desert, an army statement has said.
People smuggling in Africa is a major criminal operation that collects billions of euros every year from desperate people.
The total number of irregular migrants in the first four months of 2017 fell 84% from the same period of last year to almost 47 000, even though Italy continued to see numbers higher than a year ago.
Joel Mwale is a young creattive entrepreneur from Kenya at 16 he started his first company producing and bottling low-cost purified drinking water. After that he created an education platform based on social media.
West african migrants are exposed to dangers, threats, racket and other difficulties even before crossing the desert to North Africa, according to a research of the 4Mi.
©Photo: Laura Dean for the Globe&Mail African migrants often depend on women and families to make their journeys possible – and as more die in the sea crossings, many question whether sending breadwinners to Europe is worth risking their lives. Senegal is consistently among the top-10 countries of origin of migrants arriving in Italy, despite the fact that, […]
The future of Africa’s youth does not lie in migration to Europe, but in a prosperous Africa, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has said.
The bodies of two candidates for irregular migration have been recovered by elements of the Coast Guard on a rocky beach of Annaba, in Algeria.
©Photo by Potuguese Air Force Tuesday, May 23th a Portuguese aircraft deployed by Frontex off the Spanish coast spotted a rubber boat with 37 migrants.
At least 30 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coastguard says.
At least 10,000 Nigerians have died between January and May 2017 while trying to migrate through the Mediterranean Sea and the deserts
IOM Germany has launched a new website designed to help encourage migrants to return voluntarily to their home countries.
IOM reports that 53,912 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 14 May, with nearly 85 per cent arriving in Italy
Malian singer Rokia Traoré and “Aware Migrants”, participated last Saturday, to the round table “Migration in debate” at the Jaou Festival in Tunis.
the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) assisted 165 stranded migrants – 152 men and 13 women – to return home from Libya to Guinea (Conakry).
Almost all of the hundreds of thousands of migrants who try to cross from North Africa to Europe take the perilous route through Libya. Most journeys, and dreams, are thwarted in the Libyan oasis town of Sabha, which has become a new kind of hell for migrants.
Eight migrants, including five children, were found dead in the Nigerian desert. The tragedy happened while the victims were attempting to travel to neighboring Algeria.
Rescue ships took on thousands of survivors from dinghies in deteriorating weather in the Mediterranean between Friday and Sunday.
56 people rescued from a Sudanese trafficking gang after over a month in captivity on the border between Kassala and El Gedaref states.
Like tens of thousands of other Nigerians, the 26-year-old Kelvin Imasuen along with his sister, Augustina, decided to try to reach Europe crossing the desert and then the sea.
Cosmas Ochieng, is 26 year old. He is a young Kenyan entrepreneur. produces eco-friendly fuels.
The Burkinabe government, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), organised the voluntary return of 154 vulnerable migrants from Libya
Libyan fishermen found the bodies of 28 migrants who appeared to have died of thirst and hunger after their boat broke down off the coast of Sabratha city.
Over 8000 migrants saved in the Med this w/end.Rubber dinghies but also wooden boats rescued at sea.
Sudanese police Thursday has managed to arrest a number of human traffickers in Eastern Sudan after a raid.
26 migrants were saved early Friday in the Atlantic Ocean between Cadiz and Gibraltar from a boat that was taking on water.
Kelvin Doe is a young Sierra Leonean self educated engineer. He is known for building at the age of 13 his own auto-produced radio station and broadcasting under the name of Dj Focus.
A fire razed most of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk in northern France, the region’s top government official said early on Tuesday.
Six migrants have been rescued from a sinking boat as they attempted to cross the English Channel.
More than 150 Nigerians, some of them in tears, broke out in song as they flew back home, after months stuck.
Three Malian and Guinean migrants were rescued by the French forces in the Alps on the Franco-Italian border at the passage known as “Pas de la Mort”.
Photo: IOM Niger – IOM Niger is launching 20 community-based reintegration projects for over 3,000 returning migrants in five of the primary countries of origin – Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Guinea Conakry and Cameroon – with support from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and as part of the Migrant Response and Resource Mechanism […]
Lorna Rutto is a young Kenyan eco-entrepreneur, founder of EcoPost, a social enterprise created to find alternative waste management solutions to Kenya’s huge plastic waste problem in Kenya.
At least 11 people are dead after their plastic boat sank off Turkey. Meanwhile, Spanish aid workers say they fear hundreds of migrants may have died off the coast of Libya.
Aminata Traoré seeks to raise awareness among African populations and politicians on the fact that the massive departure of young people is a painful and harmful loss for the future of Africa
Some 180 Ivorians in “irregular and vulnerable situation” on Libyan soil are expected to arrive in Abidjan these days
Evans Wadongo designed a solar lamp which he calls ‘MwangaBora (Swahili for “Good Light”) in 2004 as a way to address poor education, climate change, health and poverty in rural areas in Kenya.
Libyan smugglers were known for their cruelty. Now it appears that they become actively murderous.
Gambia`s Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty, announced that 140 Gambians have been voluntarily repatriated to Banjul, following an appeal they made to the government.
ارتفع عدد من مواطيني ساحل العاج الذين يحاولون الهجرة إلى إيطاليا عن طريق ليبيا بشكل كبير في السنوات الأخيرة. ضاهرة غريبة لهذا البلد الذي بدوره يجذب عددا كبيرا من المهاجرين من دول الجوار
In Uganda, where many women earn as little as $3 per month, a new generation of agri-entrepreneurs are lifting themselves out of poverty.
Entrepreneurs from around the world gather for a three-day conference looking at how the continent can get creative with the internet.
Another aircraft-load of Nigerians returned from Libya last Tuesday with stories that welled up tears from the eyes of many.
His name is Ibrahim Sow, a.k.a. Mandy Kaporo-rails. From the beaches of Conakry where he used to make rap video-clips to the hot-spot center in Lampedusa, he spent 14 months traveling towards his final goal: Europe.
The bodies of 74 migrants have been found off the coast of northern Libya, and the death toll is expected to rise.
Blessing Okoedion is a thirty-year-old Nigerian woman who was betrayed and tricked into becoming a prostitute on the streets of Italy.
In collaboration with the IOM and following the agreement with the European Community, Libyan authorities are organizing this first repatriation flight to Nigeria
70 migrant workers who are victims of cross-border human trafficking have been rescued from a KwaZulu-Natal factory where they worked for very low wages
The Accra-based Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications to entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ivory Coast to join its entrepreneurship programme and stand the chance of gaining funding of up to US$100,000. The latest MEST programme will begin in Accra in August, and will be the most pan-African yet after it […]
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has warned Nigerian migrants against travelling to Libya.
The Libyan coastguard says its officers intercepted more than 100 African migrants at sea on Sunday.
What we discovered in Libya were hundreds of people being held in camps, waiting, hoping for a better life. Some were so thin that bones were sticking out of their backs.
Every day African migrants embark on a difficult journey with an uncertain outcome. With little opportunity at home, their hope is to find work in Europe. But the risks are many and the chances for success few. DW takes a look at the difficult trek. Read more and watch the video on DW; African migrants endure […]
Ermes II, a support project for the Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) of citizens from Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and Albania, is underway in Italy.
The Egyptian Parliament has approved a new anti-human smuggling law safeguarding the rights and addressing the needs of smuggled migrants. On October 17, 2016, the Egyptian People’s Assembly passed an anti-human trafficking law and sent it to Egypt’s President for his signature. The law passed by a huge majority of 402 votes. Once the law […]
A field survey was undertaken by “Mixed Migration Hub” with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers between 3 March and 22 December 2016 in different reception centres in Italy
Spain’s maritime rescue service says the bodies of seven African migrants have been found dead along the Strait of Gibraltar since Friday.
Bilikiss Adebiyi is an inspiring Nigerian social entrepreneur and founder of WeCyclers. Her company offers waste collection and recycling services to the Lagos informal settlements, where an estimated 66% of Lagosians live. As a part of the process, residents are offered an incentive for collecting their household waste which is picked up for free by Wecyclers using […]
A big freeze has gripped Europe in the past days and the situation of migrants living in the streets, in abandoned industrial buildings or in tents is very difficult.
Foto ANSA/ ALESSANDRO DI MARCO (ANSA) – Rome, January 3 – Italy currently has 175,485 migrants in temporary accommodation, hot spots, first-reception centres and asylum seeker and refugee centres (SPRARs), according to the latest data from the interior ministry. There are 14,669 migrants in first-reception centre, which are present in only seven regions, the largest […]
The countries of North Africa are discovering themselves unexpectedly as destinations of immigration. Indeed, the migrants in the Magreb countries are hundreds of thousands.
Sanitation and cooking fuels are two of Africa’s biggest problems. Many of Africa’s big cities have a bad reputation for poor waste management. Due to unregulated dumps and improper drainage and sewage systems, collected human waste is most often dumped into the sea. On the other hand, cooking fuels are also a major handicap for many Africans. Due […]
A flight from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden takes Kosovo migrants home (AFP) A real record. 55,000 migrants left Germany voluntarily this year. This number is more than double of the number of those who where repatriated by force. Most of the migrants went back to Eastern Europe: Albania, Serbia, Kosovo… Countries for which the right to asylum is not guaranteed. […]
The Aegean route is mostly closed, but the migrants keep coming. They cross the Mediterranean to Italy, a country struggling to deal with the influx.
Migration has soared in Libya, a country in utter chaos since the fall of its leader Muammar Gaddafi five years ago. Hundreds of thousands of women, children and men have fled war and poverty.
Sam Kodo is a young Togolese. He works as an entrepreneur in electronics and producing cheap computers, His dreams is equipping all African children with a mini computer.
North-east Nigeria has been hit by a displacement crisis that dwarfs any migration flows seen in Europe in recent years.
The number of migrants arriving in Italy from North Africa has risen to its highest-ever level.
Dans la ville d’Agadez, au Niger, les destins des candidats à la migration se croisent. Il y a ceux qui y croient encore et veulent tenter l’aventure et ceux qui retournent la tête basse, blessés, fatigués, vaincus par les mille difficultés d’un voyage sans pitié.
Hundreds of children have continued to drown and die at sea in the year since little Alan Kurdi was photographed.
Verone Mankou, a young entrepreneur and engineer born in Congo – Brazzaville, developed the first digital tablet and first smartphone ever designed in Africa…